If you're in the market for a full-flavored beer, but don't want a beer belly? Guinness might be your best bet. Although it's very dark colored and has a full flavor, a 12-ounce glass has, on average, 25 less calories than most full flavored beers.
Not just that, it also contains small quantities of nutrients like iron, calcium, phosphates, fiber and even some vitamins! A Wisconsin study also found that it has antioxidants and might even protect the heart.
That said, alcohol is still mostly empty calories at the end of the day. Alcohol can be a not-terrible part of your diet if you consume in moderation.
Richard Branson has become one of the richest people in the world, with an estimated net worth of over $4.6 billion. This incredible wealth was mostly accumulated from the founding of Virgin Records, which eventually became the Virgin Group composed of over 400 companies.
To become so successful, a keen business mind is essential, and Richard Branson has that in spades. One of the best examples of this was the island he bought in 1970, which is also one of the most legendary business deals of all time!
When looking for an island to buy, Branson set his sights of Necker Island, which is part of the British Virgin Islands and was owned by Lord Cobham. Branson hadn’t yet made it to the billions and Cobham demanded a minimum of $5 million for the island, money which Branson was not willing to pay.
He made an offer of $100,000 and was pretty much completely ignored. He kept shopping around the Caribbean for an island, while slowly raising his bid on Necker Island to keep Lord Cobham’s attention. As luck would have it, Cobham was in desperate need for money, and accepted Branson’s offer of $180,000, which was over $4 million under the asking price! Today, the value has shot up exponentially and is worth over $200,000 million!
In a complete opposite of the South Korean fan death myth, it turns out astronauts actually NEED to sleep next to a ventilator fan while they're in weightless orbit. Why? If they don't, they might suffocate in their sleep.
The reason is because warm air doesn't naturally rise when there's no gravity. If you don't have a way of circulating air, then the carbon dioxide you expel when you breathe can form a bubble around your nose. Eventually, the air available to you wouldn’t have enough oxygen and you would die.
Learn more about what astronauts have to go through to sleep at the source.
Scientists recently found what appears to be the tallest penguin ever! Two new fossilized species have been found in New Zealand and one, the Kairuku grebneffi, is almost five feet tall! The skeletons were found nearly twenty years ago and have since been studied by a group of scientists from North Carolina State University.
Over fifty different species of extinct penguins have been found, yet scientists are so astonished at the stunning size of the Kairuku, which translates to “food diver.” The species dates back around 27 million years and it looks nothing like any other penguins seen, either alive or dead.
This species was slim, had long flippers and strong rear limbs, and although they have been intensely studied, scientists remain stumped as to the reason behind their incredible size.
Jonathan Lee Riches is infamous for the number of lawsuits he's filed in various US district courts. One of the most ironic is that the Guinness Book of World Records named him the 'most litigious individual in the history of mankind'… and he sued them for it!
All in all, he's filed over 2600 federal lawsuits. Among the named defendants are George W. Bush, Perez Hilton, Britney Spears, Michael Vick, the INS, and even Somali pirates. He also filed a restraining order against the makers of Grand Theft Auto because he said inmates who play the game might be influenced to knock him out.
He has also filed a lawsuit against Kanye West and Kim Kardashian as being terrorist, and even named the Eiffel Tower, all the survivors of the Holocaust and even Plato as a defendant in some of his lawsuits.
At one point Riches was incarcerated at Federal Medical Center in Kentucky for wire fraud. He was released in April 2012, and arrested for violating his probation in December when he allegedly drove to Connecticut and impersonated the uncle of the shooter in the Sandy Hook incident.